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HRS 1181 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, River end of tunnel 1973

The Manchester, Salford Junction Canal was opened in 1839 as a way of allowing coal traffic from the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal access to the canal network via the Rochdale Canal. The canal with its long tunnel under Manchester's street was built to avoid carting goods across Manchester to the Rochdale Canal. Later a link canal was opened at Hulme and the remarkable MSJc canal became a white elephant. PHOTO: The 1973 exploration followed the line of the tunnel up from Granada TV to a point near Manchester Central Station. During the Second world war blastwalls had been installed in the tunnel which was used as an air-raid shelter. The team had to negotiate through the narrow brick link-passage labelled 'To Bay 14' in dinghies. The towpath is on the left. KH
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Keywords:1973, air-raids, exploration, granada tv, manchester, salford junction canal, second world war, shelters, tunnels, world war two, ww2

HRS 1181 Manchester, Salford Junction Canal, River end  of tunnel 1973